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Commercial composites are breeds developed from selected indigenous breed combined with varying proportions of exotic blood. Sub-Saharan Africa is a home of least six commercial composite breeds: the Bonsmara (South Africa), Drakensberger (South Africa and Swaziland), Rentilo (Madagascar), Manjani Boina (Madagascar), Mpwapwa (Tanzania) and Wakwa (Cameroon). Unfortunately, only two of these commercial composite breed ( the Drakensberger and the Bonsmara) are secure in terms of numbers and existence of programmes for genetic improvement (Rege, 1999).